Search Legislation

The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2017

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Regulation 3

SCHEDULE 1APPLICATIONS FOR ENTRY CLEARANCE TO ENTER AND LEAVE TO ENTER THE UNITED KINGDOM

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Memorandum

Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule—

“liable to immigration detention” means being liable to detention under—

(a)

paragraph 16(1), (1A)(1) or (2)(2) of Schedule 2 to the 1971 Act;

(b)

section 62(3) of the 2002 Act;

(c)

paragraph 2(1)(4), (2)(5) or (3)(6) of Schedule 3 to the 1971 Act; or

(d)

section 36(1) of the 2007 Act;

“member of HM Forces” has the same meaning as in the immigration rules(7);

“present and settled” has the same meaning as in the immigration rules(8);

“short-term student” has the same meaning as in the immigration rules(9);

“short-term student (child)” means a short-term student who is aged under 18;

“visit visa” has the same meaning as in the immigration rules(10).

Fees for, and in connection with, applications for entry clearance to enter and leave to enter the United Kingdom

2.—(1) Table 1 specifies the amount of—

(a)the fees for the specified applications for entry clearance to enter or leave to enter the United Kingdom; and

(b)the fee for an application for an approval letter from a designated competent body.

(2) Table 2 specifies the amount of the fees for specified applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom as the dependant of a main applicant.

(3) Table 3 specifies the amount of the fee for an application for indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom as the dependant of a member of HM Forces.

(4) Table 4 provides for exceptions to the requirement to pay the fees specified in Tables 1, 2 and 3, and Table 5 provides for the waiver or reduction of fees specified in Tables 1, 2 and 3 in specified circumstances.

(5) Paragraph 3 makes provision for the amount of fees to be paid in respect of an application for entry clearance to enter or leave to enter the United Kingdom by a dependant of a main applicant in cases where the fees specified in 1.4.1 or 1.4.5 of Table 1, Table 2 or Table 3 do not apply.

(6) The fees specified in Table 1 are subject to paragraph 4 (applications by CESC nationals).

(7) Each of the fees specified in 1.1.2 to 1.1.4 and 1.1.8 in Table 1 is calculated by reference to an annual rate.

(8) The annual rate referred to in sub-paragraph (7) for each of the fees in question is determined by dividing the amount of the fee by the number of years to which the application relates.

Table 1 (Fees for applications for entry clearance to enter or leave to enter the United Kingdom

Number of feeType of applicationAmount of fee
1.1Fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor
1.1.1Application for a visit visa for a period of six months or less.£89
1.1.2Application for a visit visa for a period of two years where the fee is not specified elsewhere in these Regulations.£337
1.1.3Application for a visit visa for a period of five years.£612
1.1.4Application for a visit visa for a period of ten years.£767
1.1.5Application for a visit visa as an academic under the immigration rules for a period of more than six months but not more than twelve months.£179
1.1.6Application for a visit visa for private medical treatment for a period of more than six months but not more than eleven months.£179
1.1.7Application for a transit visit visa(11).£62
1.1.8Application for a visit visa for a period of two years where the applicant is a Chinese national applying under the Chinese visa scheme(12).£89
1.2Fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom as a short-term student
1.2.1Application for entry clearance as a short-term student for a period of six months or less.£93
1.2.2Application for entry clearance as a short-term student studying an English language course for a period of more than six months but not more than eleven months.£179
1.2.3Application for entry clearance as a short-term student (child) for a period of six months or less.£93
1.3Fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom, and connected applications, under the Points-Based System
1.3.1

Application to the Home Office for an approval letter from a designated

competent body in respect of a proposed application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant.

£292
1.3.2

Application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

Migrant where fee 1.3.1 applies.

£293
1.3.3Application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant where fee 1.3.1 does not apply.£585
1.3.4Application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrant.£982
1.3.5Application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Migrant.£349
1.3.6Application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 (Investor) Migrant.£1,561
1.3.7

Application for entry clearance as—

(a)

a Tier 2 (General) Migrant;

(b)

a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Long Term Staff Migrant;

(c)

a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) Migrant; or

(d)

a Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) Migrant,

where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less, and fee 1.3.9 does not apply.

£587
1.3.8

Application for entry clearance as—

(a)

a Tier 2 (General) Migrant; or

(b)

Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Long Term Staff Migrant,

where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years and fee 1.3.10 does not apply.

£1,174
1.3.9Application for entry clearance as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant where a shortage occupation certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less.£446
1.3.10Application for entry clearance as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant where a shortage occupation certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years.£892
1.3.11Application for entry clearance as a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Short Term Staff Migrant or a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Graduate Trainee Migrant.£463
1.3.12Application for entry clearance as a Tier 4 Migrant.£335
1.3.13Application for entry clearance as a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant or a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) Temporary Migrant.£235
1.4Fees for other applications for entry clearance to enter or leave to enter the United Kingdom
1.4.1Application under (a) paragraphs 319V to 319VB of the immigration rules, for entry clearance as a parent, grandparent or other dependant relative of a person with limited leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a refugee or beneficiary of humanitarian protection; (b) paragraph EC-DR of Appendix FM to the immigration rules, for entry clearance as a parent, grandparent or other dependant relative of a person with limited leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a refugee or beneficiary of humanitarian protection; or (c) paragraphs 319X to 319XB for entry clearance as the child of a relative, who is not a parent, and who has limited leave to enter or leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a refugee or beneficiary of humanitarian protection.£423
1.4.2Application for entry clearance for the purposes of obtaining a replacement biometric immigration document.£169
1.4.3Application for entry clearance for the purposes of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft.£62
1.4.4Application for entry clearance on a route to settlement in the United Kingdom (that being an application made with a view to becoming ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom without being subject to any restriction on the period for which an individual may remain there) where the fee is not specified elsewhere in these Regulations.£1,464
1.4.5Application for entry clearance as a parent, grandparent or other dependant relative of a person present and settled in the United Kingdom under Appendix FM to the immigration rules.£3,250
1.4.6Application for entry clearance as a representative of an overseas business under Part 5 of the immigration rules.£587
1.4.7Application for limited leave to enter the United Kingdom made by a person physically present in the United Kingdom but liable to immigration detention.£993
1.5General fee for applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom
1.5.1Application for entry clearance where the fee is not specified elsewhere in these Regulations.£496

Table 2 (Specified fees for dependants)

Number of feeType of application for entry clearanceAmount of fee
2.1Specified fees for applications for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom as the dependant of a main applicant
2.1.1Application for entry clearance as the dependant of a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant.£585
2.1.2Application for entry clearance as the dependant of a Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) Migrant.£581
2.1.3Application for entry clearance as the dependant of a Tier 1 (General) Migrant.£982
2.1.4Application for entry clearance as the dependant of a student granted leave under paragraphs 76 to 81 of the immigration rules.£335
2.1.5Application for entry clearance as the dependant of a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Skills Transfer Migrant.£463

Table 3 (Fee for applications for indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom – dependants of members of HM Forces)

Number of feeType of applicationAmount of fee
3.1Fee for application for indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom
3.1.1Application for indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom as the dependant of a member of HM Forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the immigration rules.£2,297

Table 4 (Exceptions in respect of fees for applications for entry clearance to enter or leave to enter the United Kingdom)

Number and description of the exceptionFees to which exception applies
4.1Officials of Her Majesty’s Government
4.1.1No fee is payable in respect of an application made in connection with the official duty of any official of Her Majesty’s Government.All fees in Tables 1, 2 and 3
4.2Dependants of refugees or persons granted humanitarian protection
4.2.1No fee is payable in respect of an application made under paragraphs 352A to 352FI of the immigration rules.All fees in Tables 1, 2 and 3
4.3Applications under the EC Association Agreement with Turkey
4.3.1No fee is payable in respect of an application made under the terms of the EC Association Agreement with Turkey.All fees in Tables 1, 2 and 3
4.4Applications for limited leave to enter the United Kingdom (by applicants physically present in the United Kingdom but liable to immigration detention) to allow recourse to public funds in certain circumstances
4.4.1

No fee is payable in respect of an application for limited leave to enter the United Kingdom, made by an applicant physically present in the United Kingdom but liable to immigration detention, in order to be permitted access to public funds by a person who has been granted such leave—

(a)

under—

(i)

paragraph 276BE(1) or (2) (as amended by paragraph 276A01(1) and (2)) of the immigration rules;

(ii)

paragraph D-LTRP.1.2. (as amended by paragraph GEN.2.3.(1). and (2).) of Appendix FM to the immigration rules; or

(iii)

paragraph D-LTRPT.1.2. (as amended by paragraph GEN.2.3.(1). and (2).) of Appendix FM to the immigration rules;

(b)

outside the immigration rules in accordance with paragraph 276A01(1) and (2), and 276A02 of part 7 of the immigration rules, or paragraph GEN.1.10. and GEN.1.11. of Appendix FM to the immigration rules.

Fee 1.4.7
4.5Applications for limited leave to enter the United Kingdom (by applicants physically present in the United Kingdom but liable to immigration detention) where to require payment of the fee would be incompatible with the applicant’s Convention rights
4.5.1No fee is payable in respect of an application for limited leave to enter the United Kingdom, made by an applicant physically present in the United Kingdom but liable to immigration detention, where to require payment of the fee would be incompatible with the applicant’s Convention rights.Fee 1.4.7

Table 5 (Waivers or reductions in respect of fees for applications for entry clearance to enter or leave to enter the United Kingdom)

Number and description of the waiver or reductionFees to which waiver or reduction applies
5.1General waiver
5.1.1No fee is payable in respect of an application where the Secretary of State determines that the fee should be waived.All fees in Tables 1, 2 and 3
5.2Scholarships funded by Her Majesty’s Government
5.2.1The official determining an application may decide to waive the payment of the fee or reduce the amount of the fee where the application is made by a candidate for, or holder of, a scholarship funded by Her Majesty’s Government and is in connection with such a scholarship.All fees in Tables 1, 2 and 3
5.3International courtesy
5.3.1The official determining an application may decide to waive the payment of the fee or reduce the amount of the fee as a matter of international courtesy.All fees in Tables 1, 2 and 3
5.4Visitors under a Foreign and Commonwealth Office Bilateral Programme
5.4.1The official determining an application may decide to waive the payment of the fee or reduce the amount of the fee where the applicant intends to visit the United Kingdom, in connection with programmes operated by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to give funds directly to Embassies and Missions outside the United Kingdom, to support activities directly connected to the United Kingdom’s international priorities.All fees in Tables 1, 2 and 3
5.5Visitors under a Foreign and Commonwealth Office Strategic Programme
5.5.1The official determining an application may decide to waive the payment of the fee or reduce the amount of the fee where the applicant intends to visit the United Kingdom, in connection with programmes of funding operated by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to promote action on global issues in areas of strategic importance to the United Kingdom.All fees in Tables 1, 2 and 3
5.6Certain visitors to the United Kingdom for the International Associations of Athletics Federations World Athletics Championships or the International Paralympic Committee World Para Athletics Championships
5.6.1

The official determining an application may decide to waive the payment of the fee or reduce or waive the amount of the fee where the applicant intends to visit the United Kingdom, in connection with the International Associations of Athletics Federations World Athletics Championships or the International Paralympic Committee World Para Athletics Championships in circumstances where the applicant is—

(a)

a participant in either event;

(b)

a member of a participant’s professional support team;

(c)

a provider of services wholly related to either event;

(d)

a person involved in officiating in either event;

(e)

a person accredited by either the International Association of Athletics Federations or the International Paralympic Committee as an official guest of the IAAF World Championships or World Para Athletics Championships;

(f)

a senior member of staff representing either of the events’ sponsors.

Fee 1.1.1

Applications by dependants

3.  Except in respect of applications for which a fee is specified in 1.4.1 or 1.4.5 of Table 1 or Table 2 or Table 3, and subject to the exceptions and waivers set out in Tables 4 and 5, the fee for an application for entry clearance to enter or leave to enter the United Kingdom made by the dependant of a main applicant (whether or not that application is made at the same time as that of the main applicant) is the fee specified in Table 1 in respect of the main applicant’s application.

Applications by CESC Nationals

4.—(1) Where an application for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom of a kind set out in sub-paragraph (2) is made by a CESC national, and the applicant is the main applicant, the fee set out in Table 1 is to be reduced by £55.

(2) An application is of a kind mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) if it is an application for entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom as—

(a)a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrant;

(b)a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant;

(c)a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Migrant;

(d)a Tier 2 Migrant; or

(e)a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant.

(1)

Sub-paragraph (1A) was inserted by paragraphs 43 and 60 of Schedule 14 to the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (“the 1999 Act”).

(2)

Sub-paragraph (2) was substituted by section 140(1) of the 1999 Act and amended by section 73(5) of the 2002 Act.

(3)

Section 62 has been amended by section 16(2)(c) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (c. 2); paragraphs 3(1) and (2), and 13 of Schedule 9 to the 2014 Act, and from a date to be appointed, by paragraphs 31 and 34 of Schedule 10 to the Immigration Act 2016 (c. 19) (“the 2016 Act”).

(4)

Sub-paragraph (1) has been amended by Schedule 10 to the Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48), section 54(1) and (2) of the 1999 Act, section 34(1) of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 (c. 19) (“the 2004 Act”) and from a date to be appointed, by paragraphs 14 and 21 of Schedule 10 to the 2016 Act.

(5)

Sub-paragraph (2) has been amended by paragraph 7 of Schedule 7 to the 2002 Act and by section 34(2) of the 2004 Act.

(6)

Sub-paragraph (3) has been amended by section 54(1) and (3) of the 1999 Act and from a date to be appointed, paragraphs 14 and 21 of Schedule 10 to the 2016 Act.

(7)

Paragraph 2(d) of Appendix Armed Forces to the immigration rules.

(8)

Paragraph 6 of the immigration rules.

(9)

Part 3 of the immigration rules.

(10)

Appendix V to the immigration rules.

(11)

Part V7 of Appendix V to the immigration rules.

(12)

The Chinese visa scheme is operated to enable Chinese national applicants applying for a two year visit visa from within mainland China to benefit from this product where they meet all the requirements of the scheme. Further information is available on www.gov.uk.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified and accompany any Statutory Instrument or Draft Statutory Instrument laid before Parliament from June 2004 onwards.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources